WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to ensure healthy births, enhance family stability and promote self-sufficiency.

100% of CHC's mothers received prenatal care. Nationally, only 85% receive prenatal care.
Only 2% of CHC's mothers gave birth to low-birth-weight babies. Nationally, 10% of babies are low-birth-weight.

Only 2% of CHC's births are preterm. Nationally, 13% of births are preterm.
The CHC repeat pregnancy rate is 2%. Nationally, the repeat pregnancy rate is 25%.
CHC's graduation rate is 94%.

Nationally, only 25% of teen mothers complete school. Teen fathers are 3 times more likely to drop out of school.

Where Are CHC Alumni Now?


Each year, more than 1,300 teen girls in Bucks & Montgomery Counties become pregnant

CHC's clients come from all backgrounds: representing a diverse group of education and economic status as well as races.

We provide programs with Abington Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, Grand View Hospital, Lower Bucks Hospital, Montgomery County Human Services Center, Mother Bachmann Maternity Center, North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, Pottstown Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center.


Cost to Community

Without proper education, advocacy and support teen parents will have a significantly higher chance of using the social welfare system – cash assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing and involvement with Children & Youth protective services.

Empowering and educating these young people will make them more likely to stay in school and graduate, find employment with good benefits, prepare their children for school and become productive members of the community.


Solution

CHC sponsors free childbirth classes, support groups, career counseling and other advocacy services to teens throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties at dozens of locations. Through a practical and direct approach, this program brings the following to our community:

We work extensively with Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, BC Vocational High School, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Norristown, Pennridge, Pennsbury, Perk Valley, Pottstown and Souderton School Districts.


Results

In FY 2012-13, CHC provided:




Annual Reports

Download: chc_2013annualreport.pdf

Download: chc_2012annualreport.pdf

Download: annual_report_2011.pdf

Download: chc_annualreport_2010.pdf

This class has made me more confident as I prepare to become a mother.